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BBC Business News

  • Dollar store rejects rival $9.7bn bid
    Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:58:01 GMT
    Family Dollar, the US-based discount store at the centre of a bidding war, rejects rival Dollar General's proposal to buy it in a deal worth about $9.7bn (5.8bn).
  • Bank to appeal 'double bill' ruling
    Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:47:38 GMT
    Bank of Scotland says it will appeal a Belfast High Court judgement that ruled it had unfairly double billed customers who fell behind on their mortgages.

BBC News

  • Folk singer Jean Redpath has died
    Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:51:30 GMT
    The Scottish singer and champion of folk music Jean Redpath dies at the age of 77 in an Arizona hospice.
  • Rights campaigner Helen Bamber dies
    Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:41:36 GMT
    Veteran human rights campaigner Helen Bamber, who was among the first to relieve Nazi concentration camp victims in 1945, dies.
  • 'Choking' death response examined
    Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:38:42 GMT
    The ambulance service is investigating its response to a six-year-old girl believed to have choked to death while on holiday in Gwynedd.
  • Foley killers 'wanted $132m ransom'
    Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:38:21 GMT
    Islamic State jihadists demanded a $132m (80m) ransom for the release of US journalist James Foley, his employer GlobalPost says.
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